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Peter Delevoryas
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Peter Delevoryas
October 16, 2010 12:13 am

Started subscribing around the start of the year. Actually was up $3k but then the market took it all away. The recommended stops are too wide in my opinion, plus, if you invest in all the recommendations you might have around 20 or more positions to manage. An opening gap can really wipe you out – and you’re scrambling to juggle all those positions. Diversifying that much doesn’t work for me – better to stay with 5 positions or less.

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Caulker
November 10, 2010 8:37 am

The 12% Letter
Tom Dyson has done an outstanding job of selecting income equities. I have done very well with his high-yield selections. He has now moved on to another venture and it remains to be seen how his replacement does.

kobe
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May 19, 2011 12:58 pm
I began with the crisis of 2008 and went to various newsletters including Weiss and Young but began the 12% near mid-2009 on a special $49 offer and now about a year. When the direct renew went onto my credit card without notice. I called and got a refund…then took another half off flyer at $ 39 . Results: I am looking for yield. Each year I have a tax summary as everyone does and I notice dividends….they have doubled for me with Tom Dyson’s recos….now Dan Ferris is following the same path. I particularly like the ‘ World Dominators… Read more »
Linda
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Linda
May 20, 2011 10:10 am

I like Dan’s newsletter. It is good reading and gives me some great ideas – since a good portion of my portfolio is soley for dividend yielders. I have taken some of his ideas. Worked well. But I research first, and understand my risks.

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solobj
May 21, 2011 2:11 pm
If all you want out of a newsletter is blind stock advice, I’d urge you to memorize Basic Strategy cold, learn at least minimal card counting, and go to your favorite casino and have a seat at a 2-deck blackjack table! you will find less volatility and variance there, than in the market; investment newsletters, if used properly, can do so much for you long-term…much more than help you pick stocks…the better ones (and this one belongs to a family of newsletters that are among the best ones) do more educating than I ever expected; I wouldn’t have known HOW… Read more »
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TOM
May 26, 2011 12:47 am
I am more confused (and upset) now than before I bought into this. I paid for subscriptions to Dan Ferris’ 12% and Steve Sjuggerud’ “Wealth”. Each newsletter has another subscription to another “stategy” newsletter. It reminds me of “BUT WAIT…THERE”S MORE….IT SLICES….IT DICES” Maybe I’m just too naive or uneducated in investing … but so far I’m very disappointed and it seems like another rip off scam. I’m not looking for a “get rich” scheme… just how to safely invest what little money I have. I’ll see what the next newsletters have to say but so far…?? I’ll see how… Read more »
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drj
May 28, 2011 10:41 am
Dan Ferris is now editing this letter. For the price I think it’s one of the best in the business. I was a fan of the letter’s investment philosophy before he took over the editing responsibilities, and my satisfaction has increased with his entry. I’m not interested in moon shots and this letter provides solid income recommendations each month. The education on investment analysis along with recommendations for entry and exit make this letter a great pick regardless of whether one is just starting to plan for retirement or using the advice to supplement a retirement income.
Thomas Clodfelter
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Thomas Clodfelter
July 27, 2011 8:59 am
I took the whole hook line and sinker; 12%, Daily Wealth, S&A, each time thinking there would be an answer to their whole “carrot and stick” teasing. But sadly there isn’t…just another “But before I tell what this is… subscribe to this newsletter and I’ll tell you” Their newsletters took me in a direction I wouldn’t have on my own, but only through Gumshoe have I been able see and understand the articles. I can now make an informed decision if these companies and investment plans are right me. And yes ..I have unsubscribed to them all. Not quite a… Read more »
Peter Palframan
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Peter Palframan
November 29, 2011 8:09 pm
The focus of the 12% Letter has changed since Tom Dyson was the editor. The original intent of the newsletter was to find investments that would provide a 12% or better yield, so it included things like preferred shares, m-reits and exchange traded bonds that were slightly higher risk. Since Dan Ferris took over a year ago, it has changed its focus to an emphasis on dividend paying stocks that are also have a high level of safety. Ferris calls them World Dominating Dividend Growers; I believe the industry terms for them is Dividend Aristocrats which I believe are defined… Read more »
Carol C
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December 15, 2011 11:50 pm

As a multi-year subscriber to the 12% Letter, I can say that I am pleased with the results. Tom Dyson authored the letter prior to Dan Ferris. Dan offers fewer investment choices than Dyson did, but safe ones that he dubs “World Dominating Dividend Growers”. These are companies that are first in their class with consistent and increasing dividends. I can recommend this investment letter to those who wish to invest and grow those investments with increasing dividend income.

Ian Shearer
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Ian Shearer
December 30, 2011 10:42 am

What is in a name? There is some link between Stansberry and SA financial because Stansberry ads appear in SA daily sheets. Recently junior Gold miner Lone Star Gold Inc [LSTG] was puffed in a Myer’s Letter ad in SA sheets. The CEO of Lone Star Gold is a DANIEL FERRIS, it could be coincidence but if readers of the 12% letter see any boosters for this gold mine – it may not be.

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mark h
December 30, 2011 2:31 pm

It has changed since Tom left and I will not be re-newing when my subscription expires. I signed for one thing and now get another. Something another letter did to me as well. Not near what I signed up for but you have no choice.

Jim
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Jim
April 9, 2012 11:54 pm

The only complaint I have about Dan Ferris 12% letter is that the max buy recommendations are so close to actual prices that by the time I’ve read the letter and made my decision to buy (~ 1 week), the stock is out of buy range. This has happened 3 times. Thus I have to wait for market pull back, selling puts until they it does.

Carol Mathews
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Carol Mathews
May 23, 2012 11:42 am

One of Stansberry’s associates (can’t remember name) recently did a video on ExcelMobility. Sounded like a GREAT penny stock with no where but up to go — so far all it’s done is gone down. I’d like to know your review on that stock and it’s potential!

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fletchd
February 26, 2013 12:32 pm

Fairly consistent in recommendations and quick to notify when to get out,

ammonites
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February 26, 2013 12:46 pm

I subscribed for a few years, but not current. Interesting, often contrarian read. Useful insight into US high yield investment, but not relevant to me because of the high US taxes levied on dividend income.

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mwojnaro
February 26, 2013 8:49 pm

4 Star letter. Interesting change from original author and intent , but like the change. Focus on quality stocks, dividends and patterns of increases, so view this as a value play versus the original mode of chasing yields on “aggressive” stock picks. Also like the fact that they do not have a pick or two of the month. Willing to say” do nothing beyond what we suggested…… O/A good value and interesting read

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